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The Heritage Watch, a heirloom worthy mechanical watch with Interchangeable watch bands. No tools or jeweler required! Read more

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$16,411
pledged of $9,000 goal

Funding Suspended

Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on February 1, 2013.

The Heritage Watch, a heirloom worthy mechanical watch with Interchangeable watch bands. No tools or jeweler required!

Chris
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Chris

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Hey Kickstarter!

I'm here to launch the Field & Crew: Heritage Watch. My inspiration to design this watch came out of frustration to find a watch to match my style on different days. I found it very difficult and costly to take my watch to a jeweler to change my watch band. I wanted a watch that I could customize myself and decided to do something about it!

-Chris

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Why is the Field & Crew: Heritage Watch special?

The Heritage watch is the first and only watch to feature interchangeable watch bands via our smart pin system. We have engineered a watch pin so that you can easily remove the watch pin with your fingers. Simply interchange your Stainless Steel, Shark Mesh Steel, Rubber, Canvas or Leather stud watch band to fit your mood, style, or function without a jeweler or tooling necessary.

The Heritage watch is a heirloom worthy mechanical watch; Vintage in design with a modern automatic movement with 25 jewel that can be worn forever. High quality components means this watch will keep ticking while keeping you in custom style.

With your pledge and support of the Field & Crew: Heritage Watch kickstarter project, we will be able to bring this awesome timepiece to life and put people back to work right here in the United States. 

Pledge! -Ditch the battery, leave your jeweler at home, and customize your watch on your time!

Reasons you need the Heritage Watch:

- Stylish & Versatile
- No tools required
- Change your watch band in 15 seconds flat
- You won't need a jeweler to change the battery (There isn't one!)
- You'll never have to take it off your wrist, except to change the watch band
- Customize on your time
- It's Like having 6 watches for the price of 1

Heritage Watch with Brown Leather Stud Band (Mock Up)
Heritage Watch with Brown Leather Stud Band (Mock Up)
Heritage Watch with our Americana Striped Canvas Band
Heritage Watch with our Americana Striped Canvas Band
Heritage Watch with our Shark Mesh Steel Band
Heritage Watch with our Shark Mesh Steel Band
Heritage Watch with our Rubber Watch Band
Heritage Watch with our Rubber Watch Band
Heritage Watch with our Stainless Steel Watch Band
Heritage Watch with our Stainless Steel Watch Band
Heritage Watch with our Solid Canvas Band
Heritage Watch with our Solid Canvas Band

Product Components:

Warranty: 2 Years
Movement: Hangzhou 6311 Automatic with 25 Jewel (Identical to ETA 2836-2)
Case Materials: Aerospace-grade 316L Stainless Steel
Case Measurements: 45mm Width | 12.6mm Thickness

Glass: Sapphire Crystal (Scratch resistant/Anti-reflective coating)
Water Resistance: 15 ATM/150 Meters/500 Feet
Bezel: Unidirectional
Crown: Stainless steel screw down
Dial: Handcrafted in Navy with superluminescent
Hands: Handcrafted in White with superluminescent
Day-Date display with quick set function
Hacking second hand feature (Second hand stops when setting time)
Total Weight of Assembled Watch: 4 ounces depending on strap.

Watch Band Measurements:

Stainless Steel: Width: 20mm Thickness: 3.2mm
Shark Mesh: Width: 20mm | Thickness: 2.6mm
Rubber: Width: 20mm | Thickness: 3.7mm
Canvas:  Width: 20mm
Leather Button Stud: Width: 20mm

Rear view of Heritage Watch Case & Watch Pin (Smart Pin)
Rear view of Heritage Watch Case & Watch Pin (Smart Pin)
Smart Pin Design with Bands
Smart Pin Design with Bands
Photo of Movement (Available in English or Spanish)
Photo of Movement (Available in English or Spanish)
Photo of Movement (Rear)
Photo of Movement (Rear)

State of Project:

Currently, we have a fully functioning prototype watch. We have completed the design phase and tested functionality. We have selected and secured a leading manufacturer of wrist watches that has been in business for over 50 years for our components. Should we exceed our goal, mass production will not be a problem.

We are currently seeking funding through Kickstarter to begin full scale production of the Heritage watch. We will also use funds to acquire additional materials, extra watch components, hire help and design our website.

It will take about 50-60 days for production. Supporters can expect to receive their pledge gifts in April.

That's our project in a nut shell. Thanks again for taking the time to check out the Field & Crew: Heritage Watch!

Stretch Goals & New Rewards:

New rewards and stretch goals added to make this project even better!

Stretch Goals:
$17,500- Additional canvas & leather watch bands will be available
              (See below).
$23,500- Backers who pledged $199-249 will get (1) additional watch band (3
              total). Backers who pledged $349 & Greater will get (4) additional
             bands (10 total).
$37,000- Heritage Watch will be available in additional color for backers to  
             choose from. Color options: Off-White dial with Silver Bezel Black  
             dial with Black Bezel (Open to backers color combo suggestions-
             Send a message)

New Rewards: Another early backer special added for those that missed out  
                      by seconds!! Early backer special is now $209.00

Stretch Goal Watch Bands (Canvas & Leather)
Stretch Goal Watch Bands (Canvas & Leather)

Risks and challenges

This project is well past a napkin sketch. It has taken a very long time and many hours to get to this point. This project was launched after a year of designing and rigorously testing to ensure a high quality product that was functional. This project was launched after all testing was complete to limit risks and challenges that are present during designing and manufacturing.

While most would worry about being able to meet demand, the manufacturer we have sought out has been in business a very long time and has ensured us that he will not have a problem meeting demand should it exceed our expectations.

I have a few consultants that have agreed to help with this project should I encounter any difficulties along the way.

The journey has been long and now we need your pledges to bring the Heritage watch into production.

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FAQ

  • The smart pin has been designed to work with our custom branded watch bands. Please see under product components above for renderings of the smart pin and watch bands. If you have any further questions, please feel free to send a message.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    2 backers

    Hand written thank you note & your name/business on a special section of our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $24 reward

    1 backer

    Hand written thank you note, your name/business on a special section of our website, & a field and crew tee-shirt to commemorate this kickstarter project.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $49 reward

    1 backer

    (1) Watch band of your choice. (Retail $65)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $199 reward

    49 backers Limited (1 left of 50)

    *Early Backer* (1) Heritage Watch & any (2) watch bands of your choice. (Retail $500)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $209 reward

    22 backers Limited (28 left of 50)

    Another early backer special:(1) Heritage Watch & any (2) watch bands of your choice. (Retail $500)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $249 reward

    1 backer

    (1) Heritage Watch & any (2) watch bands of your choice. (Retail $500)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $349 reward

    4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)

    *Early Backer* (1) Heritage Watch & all (6) Watch Bands (Retail $649)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $425 reward

    0 backers

    (1) Heritage Watch & all (6) Watch Bands (Retail $649)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (31 days)